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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
shape right now. san francisco public utilities commission commission tells us it's reservoirs at 83% of capacity. and east bay mun nis wall direct at combined 85%. and lexington is at 63%, plenty of room for more rain. let take a look now at liveéycw doppler 7 hd. sandhya? >> some areas are actually getting wet right now as you look at our radar, combining with national weather service radar around monterey bay. keeping you ahead of the storm, and we're seeing some mixed precipitation right around cobb mountain. you'll notice here, bottle walk road, the pink is an indication of mixed precipitation just east of yu kia. taking you in towards other parts of the bay area, fort ross, towards jennifer, highway 1, moderate rain and some spotty, light returns there. san bruno. very light returns in shar park road. here is a look at timing. 7:00 tonight we have rain along coastline. you'll notice that as we head into 10:00 or 11:00 smrks advances inland could continue to see some snow up into mountains north of us and around mount hamilton. 5:00 a.m. is lking at showers, the question will t
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >>> and, our "person of the week." a young woman who teaches all of us about living a big, bold life. >>> good evening on this friday night. we have breaking news tonight. two men under arrest in a terror plot. they are naturalized citizens of pakistani decent living in south florida. and abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us now with all the breaking details. pierre? >> reporter: diane, tonight, the fbi believes it has stopped a plot of home grown terror that while in its early stages, could have been deadly. tonight, two ft. lauderdale men are in custody, accused of plotting to detonate a bomb in the u.s. homeland. the two men, brothers raees and sheheryar qazi, are identified at naturalized citizens from pakistan. sources tell abc news, this was not a sting. and that the younger brother had been in contact with overseas radicals, possibly connected to al qaeda. the indictment accuses the men of attempting to provide lodging, communications, equipment and transportation in a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction. and sources say, the fbi found evidence
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 12:00am PST
. the fake wreaths are hanging. the lattes at starbucks are spiced. the holidays are upon us and won't get off us. it's time to start practicing your pretending to like a gift face. christmas is a major operation for me. i buy hundreds of gifts and i buy them all myself. people think i have an assistant. i do but he doesn't do anything for me. he does some things for me, believe me. but he's having a baby. i went to costco this weekend. it was a two-cart weekend for costco. people were asking if i worked there. i move things like i'm one of the employees. leaving costco my truck was packed to tightly i could see out the front and 1/18 out of the window in the back and the truck was almost completely packed with alcohol. it was. something -- if someone had rear ended me i wouldn't have been arrested for a dui. i would have drowned. and now i have to wrap -- you don't have to wrap alcohol, do you? i bought sweaters to put around the bottles. i'm good at a lot of things, sex obviously. i can cook. i draw. i know how to juggle. but i cannot do a decent job of wrapping a gift. most guys are bad
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
on what happened in the days before the violence. >>> case dismissed. the u.s. open ref accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug walks free. >> i'm just thrilled. thrilled. get back to my life. >> why she always knew justice would be served around her name cleared. we go one on one. >>> and bite fright, caught on tape. that little girl feeding a dolphin at sea world, holding her empty plate in the air when the dolphin leaps up, looking for more. we'll talk to her live. the message her parents have for everyone this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you all had a great weekend. happy monday to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> great to be here. >> it will be warm in washington today, but that high-stakes stalemate is not getting any better. that fiscal cliff, just 29 days until everyone's taxes go up and the white house and congress are absolutely deadlocked right now. >> both sides seeming farther apart than ever. both sides saying, it's your turn to blame. we'll see what happens. >>> also this morning, startling video. it's a little tough to watch
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
for us. it was amazing. >> and let me tell you, only one of us felt good enough to keep pushing the speed of the walk. >> it's true. it's true. >> her smile is great. >>> josh, you have a lot of news this morning. >> we're going to talk about breaking news overnight. affecting holiday shoppers. from coast to coast. a deal has been struck to end an eight-day strike in the port system, the largest in the nation. the port of los angeles and long beach, california. the strike was costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day because it prevented shippers from delivering cargo to stores and other businesses. 40% of all goods shipped into the country come through those ports. union workers there were protesting the outsourcing of jobs. there's no word, yet, on the terms of the deal struck. >>> and speaking of the economy, there's important news for anyone who owns a home or is looking to buy. prices, skyrocketing to levels we have not seen in years. and "weekend gma" anchor bianna golodryga is here with the latest. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. important ne
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Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
are using hiv to help fight cancer. it's coming up on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellula cellular. >>> a dramatic new direction in fighting cancer is now raising hopes of finding a way to eliminate the disease all together. >> this is just unbelievable. doctors are using the virus that causes aids to reprogram patient's immune systems. chief medical editor dr. richard besser explains. >> reporter: emma's leukemia seemed undefeatable, no treatments left, and she was only 6. then in april, a last gamble using hiv to cure, not kill. doctors took out millions of emma's disease fighting white blood cells and used a genetically altered hiv virus to get into human immune systems to change those cells to target cancer fighters. they went back in and destroyed the cancer. dr. steven gruff is a pioneer. using hiv to infiltrate the hiv system. >> all of the things that make the hiv virus to cause disease have been removed from this particular virus, so its only purpose is to put a gene into a cell. for me, it's incredibly exciting. >> reporter: here's emma
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Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
in snow. she shows us the tricks she used to survive and how she managed to escape. >>> and we asked, is it real or is it fake? that video of an eagle snatching up a baby, blowing up so fast. grabbing more than 16 million views in two days. it worked. but, yes, it's a hoax. this morning, we go straight to the source to learn the secrets of how they did it. >>> good morning, america. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. paula faris in today. i'm surrounded. this is great. >> george's angels. >> that's right. >> and by the way, i knew it was a hoax. i knew that eagle wasn't grabbing that baby. >>> we have a lot to get to today. including the fiscal cliff showdown. talks have broken down. house republicans are going to push a fallback plan today. they're trying to make sure that taxes don't go up for anyone making under $1 million. will it help or hurt the negotiations? >>> and president obama front and center on the gun control debate, promising yesterday quick action. we'll show you how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety in
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Dec 1, 2012 6:00am PST
and creeks filling either to their limits or unfortunately in some cases over their limits. one man tells us he watched the banks of the russian river rise to 17 feet yesterday. he was packing his belongings. this morning he's planning to head for higher ground. >> i think it will be up to here because the flood stage or the expectations at gurnville is 32 feet. >> flood signs popped up across highways and low lying back roads. some drivers ignored those warning signs, you can see, and tried to cross anyway with no luck. a windsor resident said he pulled three cars out of a flooded part of the road. the russian river, meanwhile, is expected to reach its capacity, but not surpass that throughout this weekend. but residents we've spoken with say they are focused on tomorrow. both their preparations and concerns for tomorrow's storm. reporting live in petaluma, abc7 news. >> and we see she has taken off her hood in the last half-hour so a break for folks in petaluma right now. people in the santa cruz mountains not getting a break. they are still without power and highway 9 is still shut down
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
for a picture around robin's christmas tree. a day i know none of us will ever forget. robin, we miss you and we love you. >> it was a special morning. cannot wait to share it with you. >>> we have a lot of news, as well. there's the chemical weapons threat in syria. and the fiscal cliff countdown. 25 days now. >> absolutely. >>> let's get right to the breaking news out of japan overnight. the powerful earthquake, shaking up the country. sam has been tracking it all. and joins us now with the very latest. sam? >> just imagine how frightening that night and morning was. we're talking about friday by the time we get to japan. a 7.3 earthquake kicks off the northern east coast of japan. if this coastline looks very familiar to you, it's because just last year there was a 9.0 quake there. that's the one that triggered not only the earthquake -- but the tsunami and then the nuclear disaster in fukushima. to compare the two, this one is much, much weaker. this sent a wall of water towards the coastline. but this one did trigger a tsunami warning. at points, there was a six-foot tsunami expected. actua
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Dec 16, 2012 4:00am PST
department, bianna golodryga is back in new york. she will join us shortly. with me here this morning my weekday colleague lara spencer and amy robach. >> dan, even more sadness as the dead are identified we're seeing the faces of those so very young victims. i'm going to have that story. it's a really tough one but it's an important one so we can remember those who spent so much time in that school and were loved by so many. >> lara, you have a story coming up. >> as the healing has begun, the folks are pulling together trying to overcome this unimaginable tragedy and i'll have that report. >> well, those stories coming up but to the latest news. as we said president obama will arrive in newtown, connecticut tonight, he'll be meeting with the families of the victims thanking first responders and speaking at an interstate vigil. this is the fourth time in four years this president has paid a visit after a mass shooting. also this morning police have now released this list of the victims. look closely at the ages. 2004, 2006. josephine gay just had her seventh birthday last tuesday. one c
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Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
>>> good morning. thanks for joining us. more rain is falling as another storm moves across the bay area. we have team coverage a of our storm watch. abc 7 news reporter keira is in pacifica. nick smith is at sfo where holiday travelers are seeing flight delays. a quick first look at the weather. >> good morning. we are looking at a cold front strong one moving into the bay area. all of the reds andie and yells with flooding occurring now near pedaluma. here is pedaluma. stony brook road, pen grove park some streams above flood stage. to the north, forestville looking at heavy rain. further south, southern marin county, south salito lighter rain. heavier cells here into the east bay around the san ramon valley. dublin, 5850 heavy rain. further on the peninsula looking at good cells from pacifica, half moon bay, moss beach and montera. heavy remember rain. lighter returns for sunnyvale, coupe cuper it tino and san jose. the suze mountains have gilroy, light rain here. moisture pushinged in along the coast. winds up to 38 meals an hour in oakland with a wind advisory through 1:00 in t
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
and santa rosa later this morning. it is going to hit rest of us by lunchtime when it gets to the golden gate bridge. around the bay around 7:00 cloudy if you need to do anything outdoors now is a good time. by noon chance of rain moving in, heavy rain this afternoon, lunchtime low 50s, breezy as well this afternoon. inland valleys, same, cloudy in the morning the chance of the rain moves in lunch heavy and breezy this afternoon, showers taper tonight into tomorrow and i'll have your seven day forecast in my longer report. >> all right francis may seem francis dinglasan and i'm doing traffic. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage. storm hitting the the bay area today. you can track that storm with live doppler. delays eastbound 580 foothill there was an accident there blocking one or more lanes traffic was being diverted on to high street. mass transit on holiday schedule, it is christmas day, except ace, no service today. drive times on the major freeways this morning, very few people out there, 680 at altamont 14 minutes on highway 4, hillcrest 242, 18 minute on 80. look out for
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
with us this morning. robin, george, lara at home with their families. glad to have amy robach. great to have paula faris, and rachel smith, host of "on the red carpet" back with us this morning. >>> and we're back from the holidays. we're all thinking about returning the gifts, right? just kidding. there's people that are going to be in the return lines. becky worley is here with the scoop on how to score on both. >>> let's get right to sam. he's been tracking the rough weather that's impacted so many millions over the week. >> some prepared for it. they were warned in advance. what a night. 34 tornadoes rocked that area. the previous christmas tornadoes had been 12 in 1969. when we tell you this was an epic event, it truly was. take a look at some of the damage. the abc station from birmingham, sending us some pictures from the mobile area. look at these in the deep south. new orleans to montgomery. outside of new orleans, tornado warnings all over the deep south. last night, on twitter, your pictures were sending us all the damage. matt gutman was landing in mobile just about the t
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
get alerts from us on twitter. >> we have developing news right now concerning the health of former president george hw bush. mr. bush is now in intensive care at houston's methodist hospital. a spokesman says he's in guarded condition, alert, talking with medical staff, and he's surrounded by family. he's 88 years old now. he has been in the hospitalÑ"@n% for more than a month with a"@n% fighting a strong fever that got worse this week. doctors put him on a liquid diet this morning. >> sky 7 hd over the scene in san francisco. crews rescued a construction worker after a long fall. the victim was unconscious when firefighters arrived. the man fell 20 feet to the cuttout. a stairwell will be placed in a home, it took 10 minutes for anyone to realize what happened. the worker is hospitalized apparently in critical condition. >> police in alameda investigating the christmas night stabbing that injured four people about 10:15 last night on louie starville avenue. police say a family member stabbed four others after an argument broke out during a holiday gathering. a woman was taken int
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
? >>> the music is mere coincidence this morning. i promise. it takes us all to a place many of us want to forget, i can assure you. good morning to you, america. >> i loved it. >> i loved it, too. happy friday. george, robin, lara, all at home with their families today. great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> also, a very big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this now blocks kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
of us. we'll look at our rivers and see how they are doing when we come back. >>> hundreds of children in fairfax are waiting to find out when they will be able to attend school. white hill middle took severe damage from the storm. >> reporter: good morning. cleanup crews just awried just beyond that administrators and outside -- consultants are meeting to decide their next steps, their first steps in the cleanup process exploring how to operate the school without an entire building. three big storms filled this little culvert behind white hill middle school causing extensive flooding over the weekend. >> we have four classrooms fairly filled with debris and mud. we'll need structural support along with our main administrative offices and our library. >> reporter: the building is only 10 years old. administrators face having to tear out floors and possibly the walls. >> we anticipate that flooring will be replacement depending upon what the damage is -- it is going up the wall, we hey need to remove furniture that is attached to the wall. and do some additional work. >> reporter: as th
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
near fair grounds. residents evacuated as the water rose quickly. and could have used gondolas to get around. the water receded with only mud and debris to indicate this had been a flood plain. a good indication of the severity of the storm moved through. >> and there is a bit of a detour heading downtown. >> big section of roads in lafayette collapsed yesterday during the storm. abc 7 news explains restoring utilities is easy part. >> it's a huge hole in the middle of mountain view drive forced people to tryout new normal today. they now have a detour in morning routine. >> it's extraordinary. i know it's going to add another i don't know. five to 10 minutes of driving every day just to get him to school. i can't imagine for everyone else. >> city leaders say it will be this way sometime. >> this will not be used until spring or summer. >> last night, and this morning focusing on getting people utilities up and running. the road collapsed, it receivered water and sewage lines. crews put tubes in place to get water to people which worked but at the patterson house that meant a comprom
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Dec 3, 2012 5:30pm PST
flu. >>> challenge on the u.s. fiscal crisis, the texas woman taking on washington and saying, if congress can't solve it, cut off their paychecks until they do. >>> and eyes wide shut. you will see our reporter behind the wheel, his eyes open, his brain asleep. an abc news experiment on drowsy drivers out cold, and they don't even know it. >>> good evening. we begin with that announcement out of england today that rocketed around the world. the future queen, kate middleton, expecting her first child, but she was rushed to the hospital, prince william by her side. abc's lama hasan is here. we talked with sources inside the palace, and she has the latest on what happened. lama. >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, the couple had been so tightly lipped about the pregnancy that some here at the palace the queen, prince charles and other members of the royal family reportedly only found out about it today. but when kate was hospitalized, the palace decided it was time to break the news to the world. the last time the world saw kate middleton was on friday, a picture of health p
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> 6:00 wet wednesday thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. let's find out where the rain is. >>> let's star in the east bay around concord, pleasant hill, walnut creek, lafayette whole highway 24 corridor, moderate to heavy rain in stretches back to berkeley, oakland, alameda down to san leandro, golf links road getting wet, as you head towards broadway terrace getting wetback to san francisco better radar returns around castro street and delores and mission streets to the ocean and then off the ocean that's where that wave is that we talked about yesterday, now developing and what concerns me about in wave it is slowing the forward progress of this cold front and starting to train echoes that means we are having waves of moderate to heavy rain roll over the same areas two or three or four times now and that's going to create flooding. good news the winds are very light now so hopefully the trees can hold on. the rain is heaviest during the morning, then scattered showers for the afternoon. you are going to deal with the worst of it now through 9:00. >>> ro
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Dec 7, 2012 11:35pm PST
who picked up the call was found dead. abc's david wright brings us this look at the dark side of practical jokes. >> hello, good morning. >> oh, hello there. could i please speak to kate, please, my granddaughter. >> oh, yes, just hold on. >> reporter: as this prank phone call by two australian djs went viral around the world. >> if this has worked, it's the easiest prank call we've ever made. >> reporter: one can only imagine that the nurse that put the call through must have been mortified. >> it is with deep sadness that i can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, jacintha saldanha. everyone is shocked by the loss of a much-loved and valued colleague. >> reporter: today, the duke and duchess of cambridge echoed that sentiment. their royal highnesses were l k looked after so wonderfully well at all times. their thoughts and prayers are with jacintha saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time. >> hello, i'm just after my granddaughter kate. >> reporter: suddenly, that joke at the expense of kate's care givers. >> when is a good time
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Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
-old babies in the pool who amazed all of us. well, tonight, we learn something even more astounding. what some 4-week-old babies can do. >>> good evening. and we begin with with the breaking news of another safe haven for american families shattered by gun fire. the shooting at the mall outside portland, oregon. those eyewitnesses describing a man with a white mask, body armor, semiautomatic rifle. the gunshots ringing out, one after the other as families were trapped near familiar places. names like macy's and olive garden. it is still a developing story. the news is still coming in. and for the latest on who was shooting and how many were killed, abc's david wright has these breaking details right now. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. this is, as you say, a developing story, but here's what we know so far. at least one person killed, possibly more. others injured, in a mall shooting, a shooting that apparently broke out near the food court of the clackamas town center. police say the gunman has been neutralized. unclear if that means he's in custody or dead. just before 3:30 thi
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Dec 16, 2012 5:00pm PST
their lives impacted. >> the policeman told us to close our eyes. and just go out. >> told to us close our eyes because the man was probably dead right there. reporter: a nearby up to is helping by offering up a school that is silting empty to the children of sandy hook. the idea when they go back to school, they don't have to do it in a building struck by tragedy. >> ama: the community has been shaken by this tragedy, and it's not just those directly affected in the shooting. laura an happy to is live from sandy hook with reaction from folks in town. laura? reporter: this is a very tight-knit small community, a village. today it was filled with people and cars from all over the area. but we heard very little noise. very little conversation. it was cold. it drizzled all day. the sky was gray. but it very much fit the mood. >> the feelings are in the faces of the thousands of people who have descended on tiny sandy hook, connecticut. and ideal village, the town is in shock, nowmed the reality that a disturbed young man took so much. 27 people from one small place. >> i walk up and down and
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
not cleared the scene. we are waiting for a special person to give us more information. once we do, we will update you. nick smith, abc7 news. >>> president obama has set a deadline for gun control recommendations and he's not wasting time. other high profile calls to action out of washington today in the wake of the deadly connecticut school tragedy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: lawmakers are asking for everything from military protection on school campuses to bans on weapons and ammunition. a single message of safety from many voices. with 20 elementary school children and six educators shot to death with a semi-automatic rifle in connecticut, president obama is taking steps to reduce gun violence. >> the president: i've asked the vice president to lead an effort to includes members of my cabinet and outside organizations to come up with a set of concrete proposals, no later than january, propose 5s that i intend to push without delay. -- >> reporter: lawmakers made their own proposals, nancy pelosi and fellow house democrats are calling for the swift passage
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
after a series of storms which turned deadly. abc's wendy gillette is joining us now with more. wendy? >> reporter: muhammad and brandi, we may dream of a white christmas. and many of us got one. but these storms also delivered a deadly punch, all across the country. >> oh, jesus. look at that tornado. >> reporter: this is just 1 of more than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down on christmas day, leaving behind heavy damage. >> it's been on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of trinity episcopal church and some downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi. blowing insulation into trees and peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported there. but no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> in this truck. and kept us from being sucked up in the tornado. >> reporter: further east in the state, in stone county, theresa mason and her boyfriend took shelter from a tornado inside their truc
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Dec 28, 2012 1:05am PST
near san pablo avenue. amma is live there. take us through it. >>reporter: yes. the gas station is actually right on the corner. the chevron station and investigators are still on scet's still taped off. take a lack at what the scene looks lake a little earlier after the shooting. again this was an officer involved somewhating. man was shot. we do know he was shot outside of the chevron. police aren't giving us whole lot of information we don't know the condition of the man who was shot. we don't know how many officers involved and if the suspect fired upon officers or even if the suspect had weapon. we know that officers responded to call here at 6:40. >> they arrived at the scene encountered a dangerous situation. shots were fired at that time injuring one adult male. adult male now at the hospital. no other suspects outstanding and no further threat to this community. >> doesn't surprise other side of the freeway you hear gunshots and that sort of thing this side of the freeway pretty quiet. once an armed robbery at the dry keeper brought out quite a crowd but normal
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
in wine country. several inches of rain there. laura anthony joins us life things have improved but this is one of the trouble spots. one of the first to flood in this area. heavy rains move into petaluma that is what happened this morning. and overnight, into the north bay. willow brook creek began to overrun banks. think of this as a water way because it was so low this week. here on industrial avenue water front caused the parking lot to flood. >> this disrupts our ability to brait the company. we can't load from the dock. our employees zront a place to park. >> this water came up quickly this morning. we're hoping it stays where it is now. >> that is a gentleman that live as long the petaluma river. this is a refrigeration business near the river. it hasn't flooded in years. when it did it was in conditions like this. with high tides projected to be at seven feet on sunday, the concern is that that river with grounds saturated that river and creeks like the one behind this property will overflow again. we'll hear more from folks getting ready for this weekend's new round of
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Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
to use social media to get people to sign a petition calling for a bipartisan solution to the nation's $16 trillion debt. i will give $100 if he just stops. stops. >> keep going. he dances better than me, doesn't he? >> that's impressive, man. >> it is. >> how serious he is about the debt. get up and do gangnam style. >> serious point you have to inform yourself on what is going on. please do. >> no matter what, be in the know. not that we could top that. >>> coming up next, the prank that served as a wakeup call to the hospital and the royal family. >>> and the first lady of country music is showing everyone -- terrible accent, right? showing everyone you are never too old to try something new. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now." >> "world news now." ♪ ♪ no time that ain't all on my mind ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ >>> well, you have seen the commercials on tv, the ads that promise reverse mortgages
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00am PST
to first. new reports on how close syria came to using chemical weapons this week. they actually loaded the deadly gas on to bombs, prepared for launch. and martha raddatz is going to have the latest on that. >> that's a frightening development, something president obama took very seriously. >>> we have a warning this morning that all parents with infants need to here. federal authorities are taking an unprecedented move of suing the manufacturers of infant recliner, saying they are dangerous. i don't know about you guys. but i used these with both of my babies. pretty amazing. >> yeah. >>> also ahead, a major announcement today we can't wait to share with you. it involves all of us and more "gma" every day. we're excited to tell you what we're talking about later on this morning. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the news out of london. lama hasan is outside of the hospital where kate middleton checked out, roses in her hand. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning, george. just moments ago, a very happy duke and duchess of cambridge left the hospital behind me. one of the re
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am PST
where those power lines are down she will be giving us a report as soon as she gets there. >>> san francisco police looking for a killer after a man and woman were discovered bound and gagged in the mid visitation valley street. now one is dead. terry mcsweeney is live. >> reporter: they were taken to san francisco general, one fighting for her life, the other did not make it. last night 900 block of brussels and san bruno avenue. police got the call 8:30 they found a man and woman in the street, bound and gagged, police are not saying if they had been beaten, shot or what the trauma was the man did die midnight. the woman is still fighting for her life. police say neighbors do not need to be concerned they believe this was a targeted incident. the male described only as in his 20s, no suspect and no motive. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> 5:02. the man charged with the murder of missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar is scheduled to face arraignment in court this morning on additional charges that date back three years. 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may for
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Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
thanks for join ug us. joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. we are learning more about the victim from the deadly shooting rampage on friday. president obama is headed there to help comfort the survivors. abc news reporter toman bradley has more. >> the anguish is visible everywhere. in the morning, a tearful ving git. and even "saturday night live" paid tribute to the victims. >> all is calm ♪ >> a father of one of the victims, robbie, parker describes the last time he saw his daughter. >> she said she loved me and gave me a kiss and went out the door. >> she is one of the victims the gunman targeted. all of the children first graders, six or seven years old. six adults were killed and among them a principal and psychologist, all children. >> the principal of the school was running toward the shooter to protect the students. as was the school psychologist. >> the medical examiner's grim details dealt the grieving community another blow. he says some children were shot as many as 11 times. >> this is the worst i have seen. >> we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter who hea
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Dec 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
issue is front and center. the news conference will tell us about the nature of the debate. >> thank you, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processions. >> abc news is there with the story. >> yet another funeral of a young victim. firefighters were at the memorial for daniel, who dreamed of becoming a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
this badge on your facebook wall. be sure to stay with us for continuing coverage of the connecticut school shootings. >> people in a normally quiet hayward apartment building dealing with a murder today it happened in the middle of the day in a parking lot there. police have little to go on. this murder forced the shut down of two schools. >> sky 7 hd was over the parking lot shortly after the shooting took place, witness dz not want to give their names. >> heard a gun show. i didn't see the people that shot him, but i did see the guy on the round. >> witnesses seem to have seen what happened afterwards. so if they heard the shot and saw the man down that, is what we've got so far. >> a silver car described as belonging to a man who stopped to help. the victim did not live at the apartments but his family does. >> we're learning the u.s. marine driving was not targeted. these images captured about the blown outside window on the car. pgx was a random shooting. he heard shots fired and southbound lanes shut down more than an hour. police are still investigating. >> oakland police investigat
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
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Dec 4, 2012 1:05am PST
wished well above us we average. santa rose 178 percent of normal. san francisco 160. oakland 153 and san jose 129 even surrounding areas you could i a-sacramento, well above normal for this time of year with more rawn coming with the next system that will push the total even higher. back with a lack at the rest of your timing of this system when it will reach the rest of the system in a few minutes. >> new at 11:00. im pending rain comes as repair crew and residents still dealing with the damage from the last storm system. one major problem is a roadway in the santa cruz mountain washed out. lillian kim joins us from the south bay with that story. >> it's definitely been harder to get through certain parts of the santa cruz mountains the past couple days. no telling how long it will stay this way l. pg&e crew worked as fast as they could taking advantage of the break in the weather. this road in the santa cruz mountains was just one trouble spot. road was closed to traffic in both directions after a falling tree took a power line down during the weekend storm. >> we have o
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Dec 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
rising and the records keep falling. abc's meteorologist ginger zee now tells us what's going on. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now, only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year, when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet. this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> impatiently. to get our show on the road here. >> reporter: less snow helped make it even warmer this past week. almost 700 record high temperatures have been set in the past five days. all of that will contribute to 2012 likely becoming the warmest on record in the lower 48. while one week or one season can not tell a climate story, a longer range report card was released by noaa today. the subject? the arctic, where records were broken this year. in 2012, there was less snow -- and more sea ice melting -- than they've ever measured before. satellites started measuring arctic ice in 1979. since then, half has disappeared. and just this year, 4.5 million square miles melted away, an area the size of the
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
a right to get married under the u.s. constitution? it will be a history-making decision, and surprisingly, it's an 83-year-old woman at the center of this case. and abc's expert on the supreme court, terry moran, is here right now. terry? >> reporter: well, diane, constitutionally, it doesn't get any bigger than this. the country's changed so much on this issue. the real question is, how much? and, like so many landmark cases, as you point out, this one begins with the story of one american. this case is going to go down in history as edie windsor versus the united states. edie windsor, 83 years old, is a widow now. but she had 42 happy years with the love of her life -- thea spyer. >> she was beautiful. she was smart as hell. and she was wonderful altogether. >> reporter: edie and thea were married but when thea died in 2009, edie got socked by the irs with $363,000 in estate taxes, which no widow in a straight marriage would have to pay. today, the supreme court decided to hear edie's case challenging the law she says discriminates against couples like her and thea. the defense of marri
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
the battle against cancer cells. using hiv to do it. >>> and it's good to be beyonce. as the diva signs a monster $50 million deal. >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with the extreme storms raking over a big section of the country, from the dakotas to the southeast. >> as many as 13 twisters touched down yesterday, like this one in florida. and it came on the heels of the record snowstorm that created a slick mess across the upper midwest. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: monster storms wreaked havoc in the upper midwest and parts of the south. in the northern plains, residents are digging out after a record snowstorm. >> we just moved to the area a few months ago from southern california. so, it's a bit of a shock. >> reporter: this morning, most of minnesota is buried in white, after the state got its monthly snowfall total in one day. in minneapolis/st. paul cars were a heavy casualty. some were buried. others like these found along emergency routes were towed. >> we were going to move our car in the morning. and it was gone. >> reporter: the snow made driving conditions
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
to 8077 to donate $10 using your cell phone. we have all this information on our with website, abc7news.com. read about the seven ways to give. >>> 6:12. some of the biggest names in music take the stage for victims of hurricane sandy. >>> holiday warning if you are ordering ups online. we'll show you where there -- ordering packages online. we'll show you where there's is a thief. >>> michael >>> welcome back. 6:15. these are at the reporting stations which tend to be warmer than your neighborhood, mid 30s, 33 to 35° napa, san rafael, santa rosa, fairfield, concord livermore, 39 san jose, 38 los gatos. redwood city 37 everybody else in the low to mid 40s captainly cooler. the winds are calm to about six miles per hour there is no wind chill this morning. upper 30s to mid 40s through 7:00, near 50 at noon low to mid 50s mostly sunny 4:00 grab a coat this evening mid 40s light rain tomorrow another system will bring lighter rain saturday finally sunday we get a break with mid to upper 50s. >>> watch out new warning about home deliveries. there's a package thief on the loose in fremont.
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Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
-old noah pozner, who was eulogized as a boy who liked animals, video games and mexican food. he used to tell people he worked in a taco factory. at his funeral, an onlooker collapsed as the procession passed. inside, his mother shared stories that had everyone in tears. >> when she told him, i love you, his answer was, not as much as i love you. >> reporter: a few miles away, another funeral. jack pinto, also 6, a huge sports fan, whose favorite new york giants player, victor cruz, wore his name on his cleats during sunday's game. >> i was honored, man. it was -- i couldn't express to them how great that made me feel. >> reporter: jack's friends from the wrestling team showed up in their little uniforms. in a news conference today, the normally stoic state trooper who has been briefing reporters, choked up when asking for prooi si for the families. >> at this time i can take a couple of questions. >> reporter: he also revealed that there were actually two adult survivors on friday's rampage, not one. both female employees with gunshot wounds. >> investigators will speak with them whe
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
called us but this is what we know about the theft. there are a thousand items mostly taken from car break ins, cell phones lap tops and cameras expensive designer goods. it's here. most items stolen at fisherman's wharf in the embarcadero. police did not find one very important fees of stolen property they were looking for. >> we're looking for some electronic devices taken in an from the event that originally caused all this to go into motion. >> the lieutenant did not tell us what it is. but a source with knowledge of the investigation tells abc 7 news, external hard drive of a yet to be released movie from paramount studios stolen in mid-november about a week after security cameras at the pier 39 garage captured images of the suspects breaking into a car and their get away car's license plate. that led to their arrest in late november. the discovery of a huge hole of stolen goods. police hope the film would be here, our source tells us the copy was stolen and the pier 39 garage before a -- from a rental car leased from someone in southern california here working on the movie soun
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
is here to start us off on this. chris? >> diane, people are moved. we all want to make sure it never happens again. the question, which actions will follow? and the answers are starting to take shape. with each body buried, calls for change. just today, the white house voicesing support for new gun laws and an assault weapon ban, weapons that fire a success of bullets with each pull of the trigger. cerberus announcing the sale of a stake in the biggest maker of assault rifles. the union representing california teachers is releasing because of the its connection with bushmaster. >> people were passionate about the issue. >> reporter: the strive for culture change. making assault rifles taboo. >> a lot of people are getting behind and understanding that at the end of the day, it's not the dollar that counts. but the sense. the sense of what they are going with their money. the sense of the weapons we are selling to the general public. >> reporter: but in the wake of the shooting, sales of assault rifles have jumped. how deep will they jump? for answers, we go to those at the direct cen
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Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
to mostly sunny conditions this afternoon and temperatures ranging from 46 to 50 all of us drop back into the low to mid 40s once the sunsets through 7:00. ran on the way tomorrow and saturday coming up in the nextgp forecast. n,h$qbg overturned vehicle southbound 680 at coopman sunol grade off-ramp the highway injuries involved ambulance en route update in a couple of minutes.nó;g elsewhere busy not bad a little more crowded westbound 80 east shore commute between golden gate fields and macarthur maze once you funnel into the bay bridge toll no problems southbound golden gate bridge busier no delays at the limit across the span touu8u san jose north 87 pt the hp pavilion nice looking ride. >>> this morning, a peninsula thousands of pieces mail is due to appear in a courtroom.yyn terry mcsweeney joins us live with how investigators say>;sr e carried out the crimes. jk matsch -yÑ the -- mail a postal carrier he just not delivered it that would be#2"0n one thing it is wt he did after that got him in trouble. natan of san bruno he has been charged with credit card forgely, id theft, p
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
overlooking sausalito. >> best we can tell you is that most of us survived this latest wave of storms unscathed. there have been more than a few. we tracked some of them down, today. here is a question. if a giant oak crashes down and no one hears it does the tree make a sound? if it close that's road five hours, is a nuisance? katie kerr two who found the fallen tree would give us a resounding yes. but she's positive... >> it could be snow. that would be worse. >> could have fought faulen on the car. >> yes. really. disaster. >> sonoma county has a program to trim the!!9u overhanging branches of the road-hugging trees but can't get all of them. four have fallen in four days. tangled remains of this one looked like surewood forest. now to southern marin. yet another tree fell across sausalito boulevard. residents heard that one. and they have had three down now and more trees to follow. >> all right. we lost wayne's audio there. i think we got the gist of the story. a three-car accident closed three roads and it was a nightmare on the bridge traffic wise backed up into the city. chp
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00am PST
of us. >>> roadwork in the process of being picked southbound and northbound on the golden gate bridge northern end of the span, some of the crews coming across now they will reconfigure southbound lanes to four, two northbound a few cars headed into the city from marin light at the bay bridge obviously no metering lights and no problems upper deck. heading out now, 580 up and over the altamont highway 4 out of antioch east shore freeway from the carquinez to the maze less than 20 minutes. >>> new details just in i-5 closed to all northbound traffic north of reading, we have learned that as as 75 vehicles were involved in that massive pile-up that closed i-5 more than 10 hours, it started when a big rig slammed into the median near hornbrook north of yreka, 6:30 last night that triggered a chain reaction pile-up that stretched more than two miles, 16 injured, seven taken to the hospital. people stuck are being bused to shelters an hour and a half south of the crash tow trucks lined the freeway to haul away cars the area remains a winter advisory. >>> oakland firefighters investigating
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
sprinkles develop around noon, best chance of rain at the coast it will taper inland all of us should see light rain latter parts of the afternoon low to mid 50s. >>> light out there now. good morning. back to the golden gate bridge saw crews headed northbound blinking lights and caution light blinking because of that roadwork they are in the process of picking up traffic light no issues coming into san francisco southbound. petaluma south 101 lakeville highway stall partially blocking right lane. roadwork south 101 san mateo area third to highway 92 until 6:00 this morning, all mass transit on time. >>> 5:01. we are following breaking news out of woke land. investigators are on the scene of a -- pursuit that killed an innocent bystander and injured several others. this is 98th avenue near stanley avenue, the chase started when officers tried to stop a bmw for speeding the driver refused to stop, the bma plowed into a lincoln continental, a woman was kill, three others in the car hurt, two seriously. officers captured the bmw's driver after he tried to run. >>> they say there's no is up t
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00am PST
reservoir. it's right next to us, next to hay way 17. it's the largest rainwater reservoir in the santa clara valley water district and it's currently at 63% capacity. as you might guess, it's a different scene across the bay area. we have video from yesterday in marin county where water, if you can believe, was rationed once in the early '90s, but now the lake near mt. tam is full. it's overflowing. it's the a same for bon tempe dam. rushing water is cascadinger the top into alpine lake below. reservoirs don't typically top off until april. >> all of our reservoirs have reached capacity. that's the earliest that we have done that sense 1983. >> the earliest capacity reached in nearly 30 years in marin county. in san francisco the public utilities commission tells us its reservoirs are at 83% of capacity, east bay muds, five reservoirs are at a combined 85% capacity. district officials in santa clara say the reservoir in morgan hill is expect today overflow its surplus for the next week. reporting live in los gatos, abc7 news. >>> kera, thank you. >>> two people are dead of a getting wa
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Dec 1, 2012 8:00am PST
gets very heavy. this is the last system that takes us through sunday morning. that brings flood warnings to the rivers of the north bay. very gusty winds that is behind us by tomorrow afternoon. >> katie: the roads are certainly slippery out there. there is a severe traffic alert on northbound 280 before the 101. there is an injury accident there. we understand the two left lanes are blocked. if you are driving you are advised to avoid that area. no estimated time right now as to when the roadways reopen. this is north 280 before 101 due to an injury accident in the roadway. we don't know for sure whether or not that is weather-related but it's a decent guess. as lisa mentioned there is a flood warning in effect near the napa river and further south there is flood watches as water levels continued to rise. live in petaluma with one body of water as an example. >> reporter: good morning. i just wanted to mention, here it's been raining steadily for the last hour and a half here. just behind us, this was emptied on thursday. those heavy rains helped fill it. the light rains today
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Dec 2, 2012 9:00am PST
with cal trans and they told us how they have 300 cameras across the bay area counties that are focused on the roadways and the bridges. a lot of the sensors in the roadways help let them know when there is a traffic situation like the truck behind me. this is what we know. gusty winds knocked over the big rig on the richmond san rafael bridge blocking both eastbound lanes. according to the chp, the truck was heading east along the midspan before 5:00 a.m. when heavy winds caused a vehicle to roll over. when the truck slammed against the rail, the driver was slammed on his side and had to crawl out of the truck's cabin. cars are now passing the scene of the crash on the roadways -- roadway's right shoulder. back live, you can see the guys have started to disassemble the drive shaft of the truck because they have to take that off before they can put the truck back over, and they were waiting for the wind to die down. no one was injured in the collision. not the driver of the truck or any other vehicle. again, we are live in the san rafael -- the richmond san rafael bridge. we are now goi
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
and as city managers told us. yesterday qualifies as a rainy day. in lafayette, abc 7 news. >> this did thank you. near scott's valley would be closed sometime as well. you can see part of one lane has been washed away. this is a sparsely populated area but people who live here it's going to be inconvenient getting around this closure, officials should have a better idea how long this will take within the next few days. >> we're learning tonight 30,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out of a man hole during the storm. the ross valley sanitary district blaimz it on a clogged sewer line. some 20,000 gallons washed in the local creeks and streams. >> students will be back in class tomorrow in a marin county middle school closed today because of storm damage. a building in white hall middle school took significant damage when a culvert backed up, flooding four classrooms. the library and administrative offices were flooded. >> anticipating flooring replaced depending on what the damage is. we may need to remove furniture. it's attached to the wall. >> 620 students attend this school. >> from flood
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Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
years. abc's david muir is here to tell us what's ahead and which markets are causing the big stir tonight. david? >> diane, we've been waiting to see a result like this. a jump for years now tracking the housing crisis since it started following families, entire neighborhoods as they waited for a rebound. and today, when we went back to one street, one of the hardest hit in america, we couldn't believe the turnaround. call it an early christmas gift for millions of americans who own homes. tonight, new signs home values are finally on the rise again. the biggest spike, in arizona where home prices are up more than 21%. >> and this is cortis street. >> reporter: perhaps you'll remember our drive through that neighborhood outside phoenix, it was ground zero for the housing crash four years ago, foreclosed, for sale, for rent. 130 homes on the market in that one subdivision alone and sherri mcbroom was trying to sell one of them. what did they buy their home for? >> $308,000. >> reporter: and what it's listed at now. >> 130. >> reporter: 130. our jaws dropping back then. and late tod
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
in the richmond district. i'm using this light to sort of help knee navigate around here. this massive pile that you can see here is only a section of the huge eucalyptus tree that came down this morning. need less to say, crews were busy. trees and roofs combined with heavy winds can cause an old tree to topple in a storm this, one happened to also fall on a car. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent
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Dec 7, 2012 12:35am PST
canine companions are sure to follow. tonight, the palace dog whisperer shows us how he keeps the royal kennel in line. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir, and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is "nightline," december 6th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm juju chang. tonight, the newly released tapes granting an astonishing look at the twisted mind of a serial kilack the from jack the ripper to john wayne gave see, murders who seem to chose their victims at random fascinate and terrify us. it was the disappearance of an 18-year-old alaskan girl that led to police unravel one such killer's astounding 11-year killing spree. neal karlinsky brings us the chilling details for our series, "crime and punishment." >> reporter: you're watching 34-year-old israel keyes describe over coffee and a bagel his strategy for hunting and killing innocent people. >> back when i was smart, i would let them come to me. just a remote area. kind of go to a remote area that's not anywhere near where you live. but that other people go to, as we
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
midnight for us. the epicenter was off the north eastern coast of japan. the shaking could be felt across most of the country. the quake shook many buildings where people were working this is video of the news agency in tokyo where the lights were situation people held on to their computers. 45 minutes after that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a che
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
told no one was there to talk to us. >> ama: tonight investigators say a fire at a restaurant in downtown alameda is suspicious. it happened this morning at the american oak restaurant on santa clara avenue a a block from city hall. there was heavy known and firefighters say it appears the fire had several points origin. >> we got on scene. we found a building charged full of smoke and appeared to have a fire inside. we were able to contain the fire to the perimeter of the building itself. >> ama: damage is estimated at a quarter million dollars. no one was hurt. >>> in the east bay, police arrested two teenagers after officers say the boys used a pipe bomb to blow up a woman's mail box. alert neighbors helped police track down the teens before they could do more damage with a second explosive device. >> mangled remnants of what used to be a metal mail box is in the front yard of this home the morning after teenagers put a pipe bomb inside it. the explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood just before 10:00 p.m. >> a big explosion. and just shook the windows. woke me up. >> it's
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Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
days in captivity. when u.s. intelligence showed joseph's life was in imminent danger, the military made its move. >> a hostage rescue mission is really, really dangerous and carries a high risk that the hostage him or herself could be injured or killed. you need someone at very high level to authorize the mission. >> reporter: the mission was authorized by general john allen. he sent in the elite navy s.e.a.l. team six. they rescued him and air lifted him to bagram air base but the victory came at a price. this morning a u.s. service member injured died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save an american doctor who would have been killed. >> muhammad lila with us. you were telling me you, not surprised that the kidnapping and the rescue effort was kept a secret the whole time. >> that's right, david, in any kidnapping, the first 72 hours are critical. this is a civilian hostage. he doesn't have the survival training that a soldier does. so in this case, a decision was knead publicizing his case could further endanger his life. >> our thoughts are the service member's family,
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Dec 10, 2012 11:35pm PST
's channel 9 tv, offering a tearful apology. >> the entertainment value wasn't us, it was meant to be in our silly accents, that's where it was meant to end. >> reporter: but it didn't end there. instead it ended in tragedy with the apparent suicide of a nurse who became the butt of a royal hoax heard around the world. these shock jocks were themselves shocked. >> shattered, gutted, heartbroken and obviously, you know, our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends. >> not a minute goes by that we don't think about the family and what they must be going through and the thought we may have played a part in that is -- g gut-wrenching. >> who's to think. we've been handed a phone number, all right? we have been told that this phone number is the hospital where kate middleton is currently staying. >> reporter: just last week, it was all laughs for michael and mel when they called up the london hospital where kate middleton was recovering from severe morning sickness. pretending to be queen lit beth and prince charles. >> hello there, may i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >
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Dec 11, 2012 4:30am PST
peninsula in washington state. alan wang, abc7 news. >>> u.s. federal investigators joining the investigation into the plane crash that killed mexican-american singing superstar jenni rivera. they questions on whether the pilot or the may be to blame. >> reporter: national transportation safety board is sending a team to mexico to help with the crash investigation. meanwhile, we are learning more about the jet and pilot and whether either should have been in the air sunday carrying jenni rivera her friends and staff. pilot logged 19 hours on their shift and one of those pilots was 78-years-old. the small twin engine learjet 25 was 43-years-old. it had already been involved in a serious crash in 2005. all things that investigators will consider in their search for the cause of the crash. mexican-authorities say it will take up to 10 days for the initial results of the investigation it several high profile crashes involving learjets, pro golfer payne stewart -- katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 4:38. time for a look at the forecast. >>> the trend is going to be towards chillier d
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Dec 12, 2012 4:30am PST
on top of this story. >>> thanks for joining us, a lot going on this morning least of which the rain. >> there's rain, also high tides on 12-12-12. >>> good morning, looking at a little cold front pushing through with it the moisture not impressive, the cold. we have a few areas of showers around the bay offshore here san francisco, also we are looking at the rain a little across the bay into fremont in the south bay san jose reporting light rain through highway 101 east of gilroy around hollister. so far, we are not too impressed with the amounts, still rain out there the numbers are going to be chilly see the air. we'll talk more in detail coming up. first our commute. >>> good morning. we have chain requirements in the tahoe area highway 50 and 80 if you are traveling, keep changes handy live look at golden gate bridge, roadway is wet, no significant puddling or major flooding, you will find some wet roads which means slick driving conditions very light at the golden gate bridge. eastbound highway 4 roadwork loveridge to somersville until 5:30 this morning. grand avenue on-ramp to
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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
christmas. the amazing things you've told us you're doing, and buying, to help create american jobs. >> made in america! >>> good evening. we begin tonight with another shooting, another safe part of american life shattered by violence. a photograph was released today of 22-year-old jake roberts. he worked at a deli outside portland, oregon. police say this is the person who opened fire on holiday shoppers at a mall, firing at families in the food court. he killed two people and then himself. tonight, the shooter's family and his girlfriend are speaking out to abc news, and here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas shopping rush. lines of shoppers, even children, could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a shooter was still inside. a day later, police now say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who they say stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off, alone, on a deadly rampage. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack except to say that there's no apparent relationship bet
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Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
in other places besides our garages. scientists tell us they are the result of a unique alignment of the sun, moon and earth. terry mcsweeney joins us from the saint francis yacht club. could this be a glimpse of the future? >> reporter: that's what some are saying. marina boulevard there and right here steps that are no longer available to be stepped only available for wading now because of that high tide that you were talking about. video of what the king tides are doing around san francisco right now, yesterday, today and tomorrow. this is stuff from along marina boulevard at some point you are going to see a walkway submerged, water up where not expected to be. you are going to see what rising tides do in mill valley 101 highway 1 exit. right now that exit is closed northbound because of flooding. the california king tides initiative wants everyone to document what is going on. these pictures are an example of what they want to see. they believe these pictures are powerful accelerating discussion of the california coastline of the future with a permanently higher sea level. >>
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
yesterday afternoon and shouted that he had a gun and wanted to use it to kill the worshippers. members of the congregation confronted him and kicked him out before police arrived. he was seen driving away in what looked like an old gray camry. >> a san francisco police officer who posted a controversial video, saying he took a high-speed drunken ride is being investigated. the police chief did not like what he saw in the video. carolyn tyler is live at the hall of justice. harsh words from the officer. >> reporter: that's right. the police chief knows the officer in question very well. me and sergeant carl "t" attended the academy together. they have served on the force for more than 30 years am but now, sergeant "t" has been taken off the streets because of what the chief calls poor judgment. >> obviously, it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. >> reporter: the san francisco police chief is want mincing words about the officer whose online video has created the latest scandal for the department. the video was found on his facebook page. sergeant "t," bragging about a high-speed drun
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Dec 14, 2012 1:40am PST
, and my only american cousin dolores, who is visiting with us from florida. good to have all three of them here today. boomie is our champion. he has had two runaway games in a row. can he make it three against silas and beth? let's start finding out. good luck, players. here we go-- the jeopardy! round, and these are going to be your categories... each correct response beginning with that letter, of course. boomie, start us. dialects for $200, please. what is japanese? uh, dialects for $400. what is arabic? dialects, $600. what is german? uh, dialects for $800. what is spanish? dialects, $1,000. what is the philippines? "s" as in simile for $200. what is snug? simile for $400. what is slippery? simile--"s" as in simile for $600. what is sharp? simile, $800. what is stubborn? "s" as in simile for $1,000. what is still? you double your score to $2,000. uh, burns, baby, burns, for $200. what is sc? uh, burns for $400. whotland"auld lang syne"? uh, burns for $600. what is require? no. boomie. what is "desire"? burns for $1,000. and you're in the lead. i'd like to wager $1,200. all righty, her
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Dec 14, 2012 4:30am PST
shows us what is left today. >> reporter: firefighters will be trying to figure out the caused to. take a look behind me. the building is not safe. they have secured it to keep people from getting inside. they are waiting until engineers can go inside and give the all clear that it is safe in there. this caught fire in fremont just before 2:00 yesterday afternoon. firefighters say the fire was intense, that the roof collapsed and they weren't able to go inside. there were about 60 employees inside the building when the fire started, one person even tried to put out the fire. >> i tried to do something but it just caught on too fast. it was pretty devastating. >> this fire was fully involved when we arrived. >> reporter: no one was literature. everyone got out okay. firefighters did evacuate a few buildings around c and h as a precaution but they cut it to this building. a firewall played a big role from keeping it spreading. director of operations at the company says they have good insurance and it will cover the lost wages for employees. amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news". >> kristen: there
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Dec 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
. adam believed to have killed his mother at her home. this is the second deadliest shooting in u.s. history. virginia tech, the mostç]=tú deadly. adam lanza's older brother, ryan is cooperating with police. he was initially named as a suspect in had this shooting. officers telling rorl rorlt -- reporters he is not a suspect. >> some bay area schools are taking extra precautions, bringing security to campuses. this is video from sky 7 hd over lockwood elementary school. response to a shooting. making their police officers available at any school that wantedzqq2 traechl security to. officer as signed to the six campuses in the district. >> we never think of this unspeakable act of violence but it could. which is have police here in the bay area try as best they can to prepare. in case abc 7 news is live in san francisco tonight with that part of the coverage. vic? >> of course, it's been a difficult day for all12z school administrators and teachers here in san francisco. officers contacted schools in zroikts ask if they need additional help.@çaasóó] wwçó teachers here have b
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Dec 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
end. and to end them we must change. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> funerals have been announced for seven of the 27 victims. the first two will be tomorrow. services all over the bay area honored the victims of the shooting. what local people are doing to remember the victims, and what you can do to make a difference. >>> out of the tragedy at sandy hooks elementary there is a story of survival. a little girl whose instincts told her to play dead when the gunman burst in the class m rue. she was the only one to make it out alive. >> she was the first student who ran out of the sandy hook school, six and a half years old. she ran out covered in blood from head to toe and the first words she said was, mommy, i'm okay, but all of my friends are dead. >> the little girl is already suffering survivor's guilt. we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter. lilian kim spoke with adam lanza's former baby-sitter. lilian what have you learned? >> i spoke with ryan craft and he said he didn't kn
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether situation has gone gothen worse or better. >> in light of the shooting state asked all california schools... to review their safety plans. after columbine, lawmakers allegeo indicated $90 million for improvements. but as recession rolled on, and squeezed state budget, finance consultants say leader as loued flexibility in how money is spent. >> that meansa "s it's unrestricted funding now. >> schools superintendent says california schools are safe. there are lesson buzz we can't go to extreme. >> we can't live in fear and turn o
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
in the wake of tragedy. president obama saying today he will use all the powers of his office to help americans work together to end an epidemic of gun violence in this country. so, what will the president do first? abc's jake tapper was there and questioned the president today. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. after years of what critics charge has been not much discussion and even less action on the issue of addressing gun violence, today, president obama said that the tragedy at sandy hook changed everything, and now focusing on these issues will be at the forefront of his agenda. the president promised action. >> so, i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: he pledged that his administration would look at the mental health, education, cultural and gun control aspects of this tragedy. and to head the effort, he appointed vice president biden, an author of the 1994 crime bill, which contained a ban on some semiautomatic rifles.
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
require police to be notified when someone buys 500 or more rounds of ammunition. used for assault weapons. >> so we cannot only track those people that are buying ammunition, but frequency of purchase, as you can stockpile that ammunition. >> the mayor says he will reach out to other mayors to convince them to adopt similar legislation. >> and california senator announced she will support or introduce a ban, bill, also in january. and the mayor of san francisco says he will support that, too. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> let's talk about gun violence on the bay now. an innocent victim has become the 124th homicide victim. the 47-year-old shot and killed last night, walking home from a store near her home on international boulevard. police tell us that she was caught up in the cross fire of two shooters and not their intended target. she was the mother of two, and grandmother of four. >> i never hurt nobody or did nothing to nobody. or anything like this to happen to her. she was a good person. >> this affected a lot of people. you know? not just her children, but children in the commu
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Dec 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
with frustration and fiasco. >> they told us they can't fly us out of here until monday, which is two days after our cruise leaves. >> reporter: more than 1,600 flights yesterday and today, canceled. among those affected -- the apter family. >> it's frustrating. we're going home, we're not happy. their nine months of planning a family trip to peru -- erased. ripple effects from thursday's storm felt all the way to los angeles. >> i had to wait 45 minutes to see somebody to change my next flight. >> reporter: the storm that caused all that unhappiness -- but it ripped scaffolding in new york city today, rocked rough waves across the great lakes, and left far from perfect roads for the 83 million expected to hit them this weekend. we took an icy drive from des moines to chicago. we're going east on i-80, going only 20 miles per hour. it's a full ice rink, even though the skies are completely blue and look at the westbound lanes. they've been like that for about a half mile. we don't know how long that goes. there are new weather woes on the west coast too. heavy rain drenching the pacific northwes
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30am PST
there. mike will let us know what the weather is going to be like. we get a break from the storm. >>> this is it, your last day to shop before christmas. normally stores would be packed with procrastinators, this year things are different. kira klapper is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: a little bit of a grim start. shoppers aren't turning out no droves as they have in years past. [ unintelligible ] factors have led to a mute approach to holiday shopping bad news for retailers it can be good for all of us, retailers are doing all they can to entice us with unprecedented sales and extended hours. 10% of holiday shoppers haven't finished one in 10 who will be out shopping today. i heard a rumor that rick thomas is one. if you have the peace of mind to brave the crowds today, you will be rewarded with deals if you want to avoid crowds there's hope online. gift card, e-book or online subscription, easy and stress-free. experts say keep christmas eve stress-free by not over-thinking. >> let's say you want to buy a sweater for your wife. if you think about it too much you might out-
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
to prevent flooding. >> i'm hearing wednesday, thursday next week there is another system coming in giving us the opportunity too catch up and clean the city storm drain systems to prevent problems in the future. >> public works says eight, two-person crews working around the clock. the supervisor says he's not seen this much saturation in probably 15 years. now, they're catching a little bit of a breather until heading into the next rain he venlt. abc 7 news. >> john, thank you. >> as you heard, more rain is on the way after a brief, but pleasant dry spell. >> yes. spencer christian is away. now, accuweather updates. >> looking at live doppler 7 hd, clear skies, a few high, thin clouds moving through. we do have our live doppler 7 hd will be tracking a storm soon with national weather service down in monterey bay. the storm going to be coming in from northwest. we'll see affects of it as early as tomorrow evening so 4:00 p.m. friday, you can see cloud cover increasing. rain lines still up in cue kaia. you'll notice rain starts+.p shift around coastal areas and in, locally by 11:00 p.m. notic
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Dec 27, 2012 11:35pm PST
is drawing to a close. for many of us, that means this season's spending remorse is sinking in. the average american spent an estimated $700 during the holidays this year, so tonight, we wanted to bring you an inside look at the bargain stores that could help out with your wallet rehab. abc's ryan owens brings us inside the booming business of being cheap. >> reporter: they're opening their doors faster than new starbucks. >> i like it because it's cheaper. >> reporter: there are now more dollar stores in the united states than drugstores. >> since the prices are so good, it's like why not? >> you can get more stuff for cheaper. >> reporter: a $56 billion industry. >> i think we can double the size of our chain within this country. >> reporter: each pin on this map represents one family dollar store. howard levine is the ceo of that chain. >> tons of growth here. this is probably a thousand-store state. >> reporter: right now he oversees an empire of how many stores? >> right around 7,550. >> reporter: are you sensitive to the charge that you're the ceo of one of the cheap stores? cheap is
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Dec 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
with us here on a saturday night. we do begin here, with yet another holiday storm. the one-two punch this year, and tonight, on a weekend when so many are still traveling, a challenge out there. here's the radar at this hour. rain and snow. tonight, it's moving through the ohio valley right into the northeast, from washington up through philly, new york and boston. this is just one of the many scenes on american highways tonight. this is i-83 outside of harrisburg. where several cars collided in the snow. several people were taken to the the hospital. already this evening the flight cancellations are growing, more than 450 and counting. at this hour, triggering a ripple effect as people travel for new year's. so, we begin tonight with abc meteorologist ginger zee. ginger, good evening. >> good evening, david. blustery here. more snow just west of us. 2 or 6 inches of snow, that's on top where they already saw record numbers this week. as millions of us return from family gatherings, or take off for new festivities, another snowstorm is thwarting our trek. in king of prussia, they wer
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
are here with us, i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. is there more rain on the way? >>> it going to be tomorrow into wednesday, starting off monday morning quiet good morning here's a look at live doppler 7 hd, radar return not rain just interference don't worry about that it is dry this morning, cloudy mid to upper 40s around the bay, partly sunny and mid 50s to around 60, mild at 4:00. inland starting off in the low to mid 40s, mid to upper 50s by 4:00 at the coast not going to be very breezy, calm for you guys, cool morning 46 to 50 top out with a dry afternoon, 54 to 57. here's sue. >>> we have our first reports of an accident heading into san francisco, first reported near candlestick now chp is updating that saying north 101 at third, partially blocking right lane you may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers in
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
they are used to it so they know the drill, still frightening. stay with abc7 morning news at 6:30 much more, new video showing the quake as it hit, plus update on damage, evacuations and injuries. >>> same-sex couples could finally get an answer about whether they can get married in california where the highest court meets this morning. supreme court justices are expected to discuss challenges to prop 8, the california ban on gay marriage and whether they will consider the case in the coming months. lower court ruling struck down the voter approved measure if the justices decide not to take the case the ruling would stand and gay and lesbian couples could get married as soon as next week. download our apps find them all at abc7news.com/apps. >>> arizona sheriff joe arpaio is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversi
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
using radio therapy. his doctor there small says answer cancer is in the early stage asks he doesn't suspect major side affects from treatment. uc davis comprehensive cancer center says people can lead normal lives, two cancer bouts shouldn't be anything californians need to be worried about. >> absolutely not. i mean, these really are thing that's happen when you get older. they're both curable and our governor should not be in any way incapacitated by this. >> the governor plans on maintaining his full work schedule through the treatment, suggesting he isn't feeling any major side affects. prot yait cancer is common most common among men hi his -- sorry. prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, more than 241,000 cases in the united states are expected to be diagnosed this year. the governor is known to be active, we've seen him running along the sacramento river and hike in yosemite. he's active. he can handle this. his dog, sutter brown tweeted he'll take good care of his owner. >> breaking news. a judge signed a settlement falling short of a court takeover of the oakla
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
survived. amy robach has been reporting on this story from the very start. and she joins us this morning from newtown. good morning, amy. >> reporter: elizabeth, this is certainly a powerful sight behind me. these makeshift memorials have popped up all throughout town. this one is stretching as far as the eye can see. people from all over have come to honor the lives lost and to show support for this community, support it so desperately needs with two funerals yesterday, four today, and so many, many more to come. this morning, amidst the tragedy, a small step towards normalcy, as students in newtown are heading back to school. all, except, of course, sandy hook, which police say could remain a crime scene for months. up to 100 volunteers in the neighboring town of monroe, are hard at work getting this unused middle school ready for sandy hook students to attend. it could be ready this week. but there's no word on when classes will resume. >> definitely, at the very least, want to give the children the opportunity to see their new school and to be -- as comfortable as they possibly can i
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
for the holidays. amy hollyfield joins us live from san jose with the toy giveaway getting underway later this morning. >> reporter: look at the line of people already here. these are people hoping to get some of the 17,000 toys that will be handed out today. they don't have to stand in line to get the toys, but they are here any way, in the cold. here's a look from the past what this day looks like. parents can pick out toys and books for their kids. officials here say they need 300 to 400 toys especially for teenagers. these people have appointments. they don't have to wait this line. but, some tell us it can get a little pushy and confusing and they just like to stakeout their spot. >> empty seats and when people come and try to fill those seats, people that have been here all night, they feel like they deserve to be in front of them. people argue, i'm just trying to beat that. >> reporter: he and his wife got here 2:00 this morning, their appointment isn't until 10. there are 15 to 20 people scheduled, per appointment they will be open today until 7:00 then 8 to 5 tomorrow they think
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00am PST
does your hand feel? heavier today in. >> it feels odd. you have to get used to it, right? it takes how long? >> 15 years. give or take a few. >> seriously, congratulations. >> congratulations, we love you, and we love rubem. >> it was a wonderful night. a wonderful night. thank you for having us. >>> we're going to start this morning talking about rough holiday travel. can we go ahead and get into it? >> i think so. >> this delivers snow. show you how it started. the pictures out of the california sierras. almost six feet of snow since fri friday. the flooding pictures as well. sonoma county. san francisco, five inches of rain in the month of december. more than twice they would normally see. this is a wet and rainy time of the year often. but this is a little bit unusual. here's where the system drags in the tough severe weather over the next couple of days. from houston to dallas. know that tomorrow, this spreads in. we're a little concerned there might be a tornado outbreak in the heavy red shaded area. 30 tornadoes since we have been keeping records in the 1950s have broken out in
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Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
supplies are in good shape because of all of this. the san francisco public utility commission tells us it's reservoirs are at 83% of capacity. east bay, five reservoirs, a combined 85%. and one of the santa clara valley water district's biggest rainwater reservoirs, the lexington, is at 63%. still room for rain down there. >>> two people are dead of a getting washed into the water on the marin side of the golden gate bridge yesterday afternoon. a third person was able to make it back to shore and call 911. the coast barred and the tiburon fire department were not able to save a man and boy who were spotted in the water near the north tower of the golden gate bridge. sky 7hd was overhead as the rescue boats returned with both victims on board. their bodies were recovered just after five. they were pronounced dead when they arrived at a coast guard station. >> the unit shortly arrived within 25 minutes and recovered two bodies, one male adult and one child. those subjects were later pronounced deceased. >> a high surf advisory was in effect at the time they got swept away. >>> police mate a
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick first look at the weather with our meteorologist frances dinglasan in for lisa argen. >> thanks, carolyn. good morning, everyone. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. a big change this morning. no rain here in the bay area but i want to take you up to tahoe, where we are picking up some snowfall, the areas of white there in the south tahoe area. chains are required on highway 50. for us, you can expect a cool and clear start so we are starting to see the clouds break up. cool numbers, though, with temperatures in the low 30s to near 40. by this afternoon more sunshine. temperatures climbing up into the low 50s. some upper 40s stick around. then this evening we cool around again with clearer skies. we will be dropping down into the 40s if you have evening plans. carolyn? >> thank you, frances. breaking news in san jose, where investigators continue sifting through the charred rue ins of an apartment. three people died after flames swept through third apartment last night. kira klapper has been
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
this way and could hit in the middle of next week. that's nuts. we're taking you all back to l.a. with us. enough already. [ cheers and applause ] 85 degrees there. come with us. open a small batch salt water taffy shop in hollywood. we'll eat it. two storms in two weeks is too much. how much weather can sam champion's hair take? [ laughter ] i feel like this is god's way of punishing us for watching honey boo boo. [ laughter ] you know, for once it would be nice to have a storm that fixes things instead of destroying things. my rv was completely upside down until hurricane ralph blew it right side up. on the bright side, it seems like people are really getting their money's worth of those 99 cent ponchos i see everywhere. speaking of ponchos, say hello to my little pal guillermo, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] there he is. i think he's gotten used to making an entrance. hey guillermo. >> how are you, jimmy? >> jimmy: you've had fun this week, right? >> yeah, a lot of fun. >> jimmy: are you sad to be leaving brooklyn? >> yeah, i'm going to miss brooklyn. >> jimmy: me, too. i tell you,
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
president of south africa is in the hospital. bazi kanani joins us from pretoria, south africa. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. nelson mandela is being treated for a lung infection here in the capital city of pretoria. that's a serious condition for a man of his age. even though his health has been declining recent years, he was well enough this summer to receive visitors at his home, including the clinton family. mandela has been treated for a lung infection before. this is his fourth day in the hospital. his longest hospitalization in the past several years. doctors say he is responding to treatment. there's no reason to panic. they're also asking south africans to keep their revered leader in their prayers. josh? >> bazi kanani in south africa. >>> here at home, a medical helicopter has crashed west of chicago, killing two nurses and a pilot flying to a nearby hospital. the chopper crashed in a field near rochelle. no word why it crashed. >>> major, new concerns about the war in afghanistan this morning. u.s. troops are set to withdraw in a matter of months. but a ne
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Dec 13, 2012 7:00am PST
tramps like us baby, we were born to run ♪ >>> how about those jersey boys? springsteen and bon jovi. last night, what a night at madison square garden. so many stars coming together for the victims of sandy. there's paul mccartney playing with nirvana. we'll have a lot more of the amazing show right there. hello to robin at home. great to have amy robach here. and rachel smith is in for lara today. >>> and we have some chilling, new details about the gunman behind that horrifying shooting at the oregon mall. his ex-girlfriend is now speaking out, saying his behavior changed dramatically the week before the shooting. >>> we have video we couldn't stop watching. here is why. 10-month-old babies learning to swim, obviously, before they can walk. we sent our correspondent, lama hasan, to learn the secrets of the pool. blissful and wonderful. >>> and love listening to this right here. ♪ music can mean only one thing. jerry seinfeld is here this morning. >>> but right now, let's get to the news. >>> the chopper went down at north island air station as what's being described as a routine
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
in his life. >> and now as america grieves, how should our leaders respond? what can all of us do to stop this senseless violence? >> we will find a way to heal. >> we'll get to the heart of those questions right now. >> announcer: from abc news, this is a special edition of "this week" with george stephanopoulos. "tragedy at the elementary school." reporting from newtown, connecticut, george stephanopoulos. >>> and good morning from the library at newtown middle school. this is where the 20 children killed at sandy hook elementary would have continued to learn and grow. just down the road from newtown high school where president obama will come tonight to comfort the families, thank the first responders and console the community still in shock. the heartbreak here is magnified by the age of almost all the victims, little children, 6 and 7 years old, all in just the first grade. overnight the shooter's father, peter lanza, released his first public statement. "we are in a state of disbelief and trying to find whatever answers we can. we too are asking why." and this morning america is hon
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Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
forget. also, those kids put their phone to good use. if you got your kid an iphone for christmas -- i did, my stepdaughter is 13 -- got an iphone. a lot of parents are worried that he or she might abuse it. a mom who may have the ultimate solution. she made her son sign an 18-point contract that includes everything from hand the phone over to your parents at 7:30 every night to no porn to mom always knows the password. >> a lot of parents are taking note this morning. it's going viral. we'll tell you about the rest of this creative contract in a few minutes. >>> speaking of smartphones, we've all heard of the insanely addictive game angry birds. there is a real-life version playing out in the florida everglades. the mischief that vultures are making coming up. >> i don't want to make those birds angry. >>> we do want to get right to the big digout from the second snowstorm in days. putting a hamper on a lot of miles an hours' americans' travel plans. ginger zee has the latest on what we can expect. ginger? >> more than 500 flights were delayed. new storm, and look at this, a trace to
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
percent of normal the last 3 storms wished us well above average. santa rose 178 percent of normal. san francisco 160. oakland 153 and san jose 129 even surrounding areas you could i a-sacramento, well above normal for this time of year with more rawn coming with the next system that will push the total even higher. back with a lack at the rest of your timing of this system when it will reach the rest of the system in a few minutes. >> new at 11:00. im pending rain comes as repair crew and residents still dealing with the damage from the last storm system. one major problem is a roadway in the santa cruz mountain washed out. lillian kim joins us from the south bay with that story. >> it's definitely been harder to get through certain parts of the santa cruz mountains the past couple days. no telling how long it will stay this way l. pg&e crew worked as fast as they could taking advantage of the break in the weather. this road in the santa cruz mountains was just one trouble spot. road was closed to traffic in both directions after a falling tree took a power line down during the
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
iran said its elite republican guard has captured a u.s. spy drone over its airspace, showing it off on television. the u.s. navy denies it. martha raddatz has the latest on the tit for tat. >>> december heat wave. record-breaking temperatures, now sending the eastern half of the country back to the beach, as a brand-new storm is on track to wallop the west with heavy rain. areas already flooded this week, right in its path. >>> and caught on tape. the astonishing video from a routine traffic stop. watch this shocking surprise for police, as they surround a suspicious vehicle, revealing a young kidnap victim taken from his job. how did police find him just in the nick of time? >>> and little rain out in times square. good morning, everyone. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas right here. and there is lara, standing by in london with all the latest on the big baby news. we have a lot to go to on that. >>> also at home, new developments in the tax showdown in washington. a deal has to get done by january 1st or everyone's taxes will go up. we'll talk about what i
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
. credible, new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> syria's chemical weapons stockpile is believed to be one of the largest in the world. and there's word that regime forces might be ready to use it. we spoke with alex marquardt a short time ago, from the turkey/syria border. >> reporter: it seems that syria went through the preparation phase, loading components of the highly-toxic sarin gas. syria doesn't even acknowledge that it has chemical weapons. they've said that they would never use them against their own people. but one top official warned this summer that they would only be used against what he called external aggression. >> and that sarin gas that alex just mentioned, it is extremely toxic. a single drop can kill a person in a matter of moments. >> of course, the u.s. has been worried about syria using chemical weapons for quite some time, now. abc's tahman bradley has that part of the story. >> reporter: a senior official tells abc news, the use of chemical weapons could trigger retaliatory action from the united states. monday, president obama war
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
, they tell us they have very little to chaichls. >> police investigating a fatal traffic accident that took the live of a pedestrian. the man struck by a white pickup truck in the city financial district. police not determined who is at fault. the accident took place just hours after the district attorney launched a campaign called don't rush. >> just because you're walking doesn't mean you don't have to wait before you cross and you have to look around. >> 17 pedestrians were killed last year. today's fatal accident brings this year's unofficial count of fatalities to 18. >> police have few fleedz a double murder that orphanned a 4-year-old child. police found two victims shot multiple timeswhe: a man and woman, both 30 believed to be the parents of a 4-year-old found unharmed. police are counting on public's help with any information that could help them solve murder autos just want to hear, we need the public to step up to give us a hand. two victims were slain. a child now doesn't have parents. >> that 4-year-old has been placed with child protective services. >> sent qensing and a ste
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Dec 11, 2012 1:05am PST
mar state beach. that's where allen is live for us tonight. >>reporter: they are also called humboldt squid. now this one is much larger than the calamari you might order at a restaurant. still has tentacle on it and weighs about 7 pounds. beach goers tell the us that the raccoon and the sea gull have eaten most throughout but you can still find plenty of them out there. it's a marin mystery. bd say they washed up on sunday. >> man probably thousands. there's a lot of them. all up and down. >>reporter: by the end of the day most of the squid had been eaten. norman says the sea gull have been gorging themselves. >> our dog wanted to go after them because they are sitting on the beach. they had the fill. >>reporter: researchers with the marine station at stanford are trying to figure out why the humboldt squid ventured out of the native waters in the sea of cortez near bat had a peninsula. >> it's the first time i have seen squid and it's definitely the first time i have seen really big squid. >>reporter: and these are just the babies. adult humboldt squid can yes t
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00am PST
tomorrow. charlie is accused of attacking and injuring a u.s. park police officer and horse august 6th. animal care and control seized the case nine and deemed him too vicious to stay alive. more than 90,000 sign add online petition to save him. >>> police in half moon bay looking for thief or thiefs who broke into a church and made off with more than $10,000 worth of video equipment. theft happened between wednesday night and sunday afternoon. video camera, two mixers and laptop were taken. police say whoever did it, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbor
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Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
to strike the u.s. west coast? >>> the new weapon for drug smugglers. launching marijuana over the border by canons. >>> and what a day for a wedding. 12-12-12. easy for any husband to remember, as brides and grooms say i do around the world. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with sudden horror at the height of the holiday shopping season. a mass gunman opening fire in a crowded suburban shopping mall. >> cell phone video captured the moment when festivities turned to fear in clackamas, oregon, just outside portland. the shooter killing two people before eventually turning the gun on himself. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. [ sirens ] >> reporter: chaos inside a suburban portland mall, as a gunman opened fire on holiday shoppers. >> all of a sudden, we heard a big bang. we covered our ears and we got down. and then, all of a sudden, a matter of five seconds later, we heard rapid fire, bang, bang, bang, bang. and i just took off running. >> reporter: the shots were heard throughout the shopping center. >> it was really loud. and it continued, like 20 times.
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
sweeney joins us live. >> reporter: we two a chance to talk to a very shaken father you can understand why when you consider a truck pick-up truck comes plowing through, you can see where i knocked didn't the fence, you can see the cardboard over the window that it went through. when it went through that window it went into the crib of 2-year-old nahla robbins. this happened 3:30 this morning. pick-up truck coming along, doesn't show a lot of signs of breaking, slams through the fence, through the wall knocks nahla on to the floor her father runs in sees his child lying there. this is how he tried to express how he felt. >> shocked right now. if something happened to my kid, i don't know how i would react, sorry man. >> reporter: understandably moved beyond words. as for the person that slammed into the wall, he tried to drive away. neighbors were having none of that they stopped him. police are glad they did, of course. now they are looking into the possibility that he is going to be hit with a drunk driving. as for nahla she was taken to the hospital. her father picked her up, looked at her,
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Dec 13, 2012 1:40am PST
to help us celebrate this stupid milestone, can we call it that? not really. "mad" magazine writer, good morning dick bedebartolo. >> let me read this one line. as of his byline in issue 502 in 2009, your material has appeared in 400 consecutive issues of "mad" magazine dating back to 1966, my friend. >> yeah, yeah. >> you are a veteran. >> i've been paid for five of those issues. >> but you ne what? >> the check's in the mail. >> but you get paid? >> yes. it's 20 years i've been on "world news now" too. >> wow. >> the first time i ever sat at the adult table. >> really? >> yeah, yeah. >> we haven't been there that long either. >> if you want to quantify us as adults. >> how did you get started, though? >> i was back in high school, reading "mad." i thought, i don't want to read this, i want to write this. so i wrote a satire and i read in a magazine, if you submit something, send a self-addressed stamped envelope. otherwise, they'll throw it out if it's rejected. so six weeks later, i get my envelope back. i'm heart broken. i open the envelope, and it's stuffed with cardboard. the cardb
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
as the driver of that white car walks to the front door of a home. he grabs the package, uses his jacket to conceal it and drives off. this happened saturday at a house on logan drive. anyone with information about that person is asked to call fremont police. >>> abc7 news has learned state public health department has decertified a facility. that facility cares for patients with intellectual disabilities there have been charges of faulty investigations into incidents of patients being harmed including a story we break that patients were being tased, the facility will lose its medicaid funding with >>> oakland mayor has asked federal prosecutors to back off and leave america's largest medical marijuana dispensary alone. attorneys for the city of oakland filed papers on behalf of the center. claiming the federal government said in a patent filing that cannibus compounds are useful in the treatment of some diseases. oakland receives 1.4 million per year intacts from licensed dispensaries. >>> wyche -- we've had fatal accident on san mateo bridge. let's find out the latest on that >>> hopin
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
as loss, salary, wages. >> reporter: while cnh enterprises makes components out of aluminum used in the semiconductor industry. tomorrow the company will meet with employees to try to discuss how to resume operations here as soon as possible, either here or at a very nearby location. the cause of the fire at the moment unknown. i've in fremont, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we want to show you more video of the fire sent. in. you can see a apartment complex in the foreground. those plumes of black smoke pouring from the plant. we posted more video and photographs along with video taken by a sky 7hd on our web site. abc7news.com. >> more break husband, oakland police investigating a homicide. a man shot in the middle of a resident street. 83rd avenue and e street. you can see the police have closed off that block while they try to figure out exactly what happened. no word yet on a motive or possible systems in this killing. >>> shock and anguish for the families of those being cared for at the sonoma developmental center, it provides care to hundreds of patients patients wh intelle
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Dec 16, 2012 6:00am PST
are realing from the tragedy. reporter shows us how they are coping despite so many unanswered questions. >> it's so sad how quickly all of that can be taken away from you in a heartbeat. >> brigrief has settled in for parents. >> rather than do nothing laura can at least lay flowers and be grateful her own children don't seem to understand. a luxury of the very young that most don't have. a small community they know a victim some directly. >> last night we felt something unusual because they didn't respond on the phone calls or messages. >> (inaudible). >> trying to cope and connect signs are every where in the town center. this one marked each lost victim counting up to 27 including the shooter's mother. another reminded it wasn't just children who were lost. mandy ives is thinking of the principal. her 9-year-old son was a student of the school. >> we moved here in the middle of the school year. she was so kind to my son. >> david's five-year-old daughter alexis went to preschool at the sandy hook elementary. >> i am afraid to even look at it to recognize and see the names of my littl
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Dec 17, 2012 11:35pm PST
was, you know, she's watching us and she knows how hard this must be for us. and she wants to know how much she loved us and knows how much she was loved. >> reporter: others are telling harrowing stories of survival. >> they were sitting there. they were sitting there. i had no idea why they were there. >> reporter: a neighbor found six children at the end of his driveway and took them in. they were in vicky soto's first grade class. >> the boys were saying we can't go back to school. we can want go back to school. our teacher's dead. pl mrs. soto. we don't have a teacher. >> reporter: the counsellor crouched under her desk. >> you see the feet of the shooter? >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away facing his feet. his boots were facing my desk. >> and he turned and walked away. >> seconds and turned and walked out. >> reporter: schools in five states including in ridgefield, connecticut on lockdown due to heightened suspicions as districts fast track new security plans. >> in lockdown mode until you hear an all clear announcement. >> reporte
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